Colin Kaepernick, the NFLer most famous for taking a knee during the playing of the national anthem in 2016 to protest police brutality and bias against blacks — and for wearing socks with pigs representing police — has donated $25,000 to Assata’s Daughters, a group that celebrates and honors cop-killer Assata Shakur.
Shakur, who was convicted in the 1973 shooting death of a New Jersey state trooper, was also a member of the Black Liberation Army.
She was godmother to rapper Tupac Shakur, and currently lives in Cuba.
And one more interesting detail: Assata’s Daughters is a “collective of radical black women” and affiliated with the Black Lives Matter movement.
The Daily Mail has more:
Kaepernick, who is well known for his protests against police during the national anthem as a former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, made the donation as part of his pledge to donate $100,000 a month for 10 months to ‘organizations working in oppressed communities’.
Assata’s Daughters was founded in 2015 to ‘develop and train young people, ages 4-19, in the Black queer feminist tradition and in the spirit of Assata,’ according to the group’s website.
‘We prioritize this work to help the current momentum of the Black Lives Matter movement to carry on into the future,’ the statement continues.
Kaepernick’s foundation specified that $2,500 of the donation would go to Cop Watch, a program that trains volunteers to follow and video police officers.
Another $15,000 is earmarked for ‘teen workshops’.
Shakur, whose legal name is JoAnne Deborah Chesimard, has become a revered figure in some activist circles, despite currently lodging on the FBI’s Most Wanted list.
A former Black Panther who joined a more militant offshoot of the group, Shakur was already wanted on several charges when Trooper Foerster pulled over a car she was in for a broken taillight.
In a shootout, Foerster was killed and Shakur was wounded. Accounts differ as to whether she or another occupant of the car pulled the trigger, but she was successfully convicted of murder under aiding and abetting laws.
Shakur was sentenced to life in prison, but escaped in 1979 when members of the Black Liberation Army visited her behind bars with concealed handguns, took prison officials hostage and commandeered a van.
Through the two are not related, Shakur was godmother to rapper Tupac Shakur, whose stepfather was convicted of aiding her escape from prison.
Word of Kaepernick’s donation, which was first reported by the Washington Times, comes as the protest against police that he launched last year creates a national furor.
President Donald Trump last week blasted National Football League players who, imitating Kaepernick’s protest, kneel during the national anthem.
Players across the league responded in defiance, amplifying the protest and polarizing their fan base, many of whom saw the gesture as an insult to national symbols.
Shakur is believed to be living under political asylum in Cuba. The FBI warns that she should be considered armed and dangerous.
Kaepernick isn’t exactly the U.S. patriot he tries to portray.
This, from CNS News:
During a post-game press conference on Aug. 26 — the day he refused to stand for the National Anthem at Levi’s Stadium and later complained about U.S. “oppression” — San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick wore a Malcolm X cap and a t-shirt with photos of Communist dictator Fidel Castro, whose totalitarian regime is responsible for the murder of at least 73,000 people.
The t-shirt’s photos show the Communist Castro meeting with the Muslim Malcolm X at the Theresa Hotel in September 1960. During that meeting, Castro, who was allied with the brutal Soviet Union, castigated the United States for “aggression” and “imperialism.”
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country [United States] that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick told the NFL after the game last Friday. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”
As CNSNews.com has reported, the Communist regime of Cuba has killed an estimated 73,000 people since dictator Fidel Castro seized power in 1959.
Ray Walser, Ph.D., a senior policy analyst for Latin America at the Heritage Foundation, has documented that after Castro took over, he “commenced maneuvering against liberals and democrats, breaking alliances and power sharing deals to solidify personal power and set Cuba on the path to Communist dictatorship.”
“Although Castro promised democratic elections, none were ever held,” says Walser. “The free press was muzzled; judicial independence was lost.”
The U.S. State Department describes Cuba as a “totalitarian communist state; current government assumed power by force on January 1, 1959.” There is only one political party allowed in Cuba, the Cuban Communist Party (PCC).
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